Woman allegedly kicks officer Aug. 4 while being arrested

Child Services now has custody of her children

Moab City Police arrested a woman at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 after finding that she had an active arrest warrant out of Grand County Justice Court for allegedly failing to appear in court for a previous driving infraction.

Police pulled the woman over while she was driving and found that she had another adult and two children in the car with her. The woman told police that she did not have anyone to care for the children while she was under arrest, so officers contacted Child Protective Services to respond after arresting her.

After officers told the woman that she was under arrest, she was allegedly “continually argumentative,” according to the police report, and multiple times resisted officers. As police arrested her, and after putting her on the hood of her car, she allegedly kicked one of the officers “near his groin,” according to the police report.

Police allegedly found psilocybin, a psychedelic substance, along with a lighter. Upon further searching the car, police allegedly found trace amounts of meth and clear pill capsules with an unidentified, clear, liquid substance inside.

The woman faces multiple charges, including possession of dangerous drugs, driving without insurance, assaulting a peace officer, and interfering with a peace officer.

Child Protective Services took custody of the children.

Moab Regional Hospital, reachable at 435-719-3500, provides counseling services for individuals and families. Additionally, the Moab Free Health Clinic maintains a directory of other community resources and the services they provide. The directory is accessible at www.moabfreehealthclinic.org/resource-directory.